Suffield Public Schools

Suffield Middle School

November 2015

350 Mountain Road | Suffield, CT 06078 | 860-668-3820 |

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, Nov. 3

No School - Election Day

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Quebec Trip Information
(8th Grade French)
6:00 p.m.

Suffield BOE Meeting
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Variety Show
6:30 p.m.
(Snow date 11/9 & 11/12)

Tuesday, Nov. 10

NCCC Support Groups
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
SHS Pampered Palace and LMC

Wednesday, Nov. 11

No School - Veterans Day

Thursday, Nov. 12

8th Grade Agriscience Open House
6:00 p.m.
SHS Agriscience

Monday, Nov. 16

SMS School Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Suffield BOE Meeting
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, Thursday, Nov. 19 & Friday, Nov. 20

Early Release - Conferences
12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Early Release - Thanksgiving
12:15 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 26 & Friday, Nov. 27

No School - Thanksgiving Break


Virtual Backpack:

2015 - 2016 District Calendar

Middle School Menus

Parent Student Handbook


SMS Parent Teacher Conferences 
Nov. 18th - 20th

Suffield Middle School parent teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, Thursday, November 19th, and Friday, November 20th.

Starting November 2nd, you can use pickAtime, an internet based online appointment scheduling system, to select your meeting times.

Access pickAtime:

Conference Letter / Directions - PDF


SMS Cross Country

The SMS Cross Country team has been hard at work trying to become champions! On October 14, at their last home meet of the season, both Nick Sinofsky and Jared Sharp shattered the existing course record with times of 11:01 and 11:11, respectively. The girls and boys both claimed a victory in their most recent meet against Avon at Fisher Meadows, and they traveled to Stafford on October 26th for their last meet of the regular season. The girls remain undefeated and the boys have only suffered one loss to rival Tolland. Karissa Stanio, Eiren Klesczewski, Emily Brydges, Alyssa McLaughlin, and Emma Keane remain the top five runners for girls. Nick Sinofsky, Jared Sharp, and Charles Brydges are still on top for the boys, with Ethan Lambert, Brandon Lewis, Nate Davidson, and Braden Sunshine battling it out for the next few spots each race. The top 27 boys and top 27 girls will head to Wickham Park on November 7 for the 2015 XC State Championships. Until then, all runners will be training hard, because “the wishbone will never replace the backbone”, and champions never quit!

Election Day Food Drive

The Giraffe Club is sponsoring a collection to help needy families. Please consider donating personal care items, toothpaste, soap, deodorant etc. or non-perishable food items.

Boxes are located in the main lobby and in each grade hallway.

SMS Tropical Paradise Variety Show

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: 
Wednesday, November 4th 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 5th
6:30 p.m. evening show
and two assemblies during the day.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Did you know that one in every 26 people will develop epilepsy in our lifetime? Nearly 3 million Americans currently live with epilepsy, making it the fourth most common neurological condition in the United States, more prevalent than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and autism combined. In an effort to show how our school community can show how we embrace the goal of not letting any barriers stop people with epilepsy from reaching their fullest potential, we will be tying purple ribbons around poles and trees on school property this month to show our support to those community members with epilepsy.

Additionally, we suggest that all of our students, faculty, and staff wear purple on Friday, November 6th to raise awareness and show our support relative to this condition.

Hat Day

On Friday Oct. 23rd, the Giraffe Club sponsored a Hat Day. For one dollar, students and staff could wear their craziest, most colorful, fun hat to school, or simply wear a baseball cap. This event raised $188.00! This money will be utilized to sponsor a family in need in Suffield this holiday season.

There is another Hat Day scheduled for Friday, November 20th.

Scale Model of Solar System

Cindy Davis' eighth grade science classes created scale models of the solar system, then went outside to experience the comparative sizes and distances of the planets.


PTAC October / November Newsletter


Suffield Public Schools
350 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
Phone: 860-668-3800 (Central Office)


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